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Left Hand – Wake Up Dead

August 14, 2012 |

Wake Up Dead Russian Imperial Stout – Left Hand Brewing, Longmont, CO

ABV: 10.2%

IBUs: 50

With it starting to get cooler (relatively) and breweries starting to release the bigger, darker beers, I find myself drinking dark beer more and … Read More

High Gravity Brewing On Its Way!

August 13, 2012 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Lately trying to keep track of new breweries has been kinda like trying to keep track of FroYo stores, they keep popping up and I completely OK with that. The latest in Denver’s Craft Beer Renaissance period is Craig Rothgery’s High Gravity Brewing which is hoping to open it’s doors by late December or early January, a perfect way to start the new year.
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New Belgium’s Red Hoptober Release Party

August 13, 2012 |

Red Hoptober – New Belgium Brewery, Fort Collins, CO

ABV: 6%

IBU: 60

Let this be said: if you haven’t seen The Patti Fiasco, please make sure you do so immediately, but more on that later.

A few weeks … Read More

Race Report and the Bouquet of Beer

August 10, 2012 |

Mountain bikers can be grouped fairly easily into two categories: those who finish a ride and talk about how many calories they burned, and those who finish a ride and kill a couple of beers at the trailhead.

Count me … Read More

Munich Dunkel Lager – Hofbräuhaus Newport

August 9, 2012 |

Munich Dunkel Lager – Hofbräuhaus Newport, Newport, NY

ABV: 5.5%

Staying in touch with my German roots, the Hofbräuhaus of Newport, Kentucky is one of my favorite places in my hometown—nothing makes me happy like a frosty stein of Dunkel. The … Read More

Roundtable Discussion: Meat vs. Beer

August 8, 2012 |

Last weekend during a porch drinking session, a few of our writers debated if they had to give up one thing whether it would be worse to have to give up drinking beer or eating meet.

Pat: I would … Read More

The Ultimate 6er: Six Beers Fit For an Olympian

August 8, 2012 |

With the Olympics well underway, I thought it would be a good time to look at the beers of the world. Brewing and drinking beer is a past time that has gone on for hundreds of thousands of years. … Read More

Avery 19th Anniversary Party

August 7, 2012 |

I’ve often described the beer industry as a community, but when it comes to the people who work at these establishments, it’s often more fitting to call it a family. Avery was recently announced as the 49th best place … Read More

Baird Brewing – Rising Sun Pale Ale

August 7, 2012 |

Rising Sun Pale Ale – Baird Brewing, Shizuoka, Japan

ABV: 5.3%

IBU: 34

Baird Brewing is unique in the American craft brew scene in that it isn’t even brewed in the US. In fact, it is not even brewed … Read More

Brooklyn Brewery – Brooklyn Local 1 Belgian-Style Ale

August 6, 2012 |

Brooklyn Local 1 Belgian-Style Ale, Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, NY

ABV: 9%

IBU: 26

Brooklyn Brewery’s Brooklyn Local 1 is probably my new go-to summer beer. It’s only too bad I just now discovered the damned thing at the … Read More

Stone Brewery Co. – Levitation Ale

August 4, 2012 |

Levitation AleStone Brewery Co., Escondido, CA ABV: 4.4% IBU: 45

For the past couple of years, I have found that almost all the beers I have had at Stone Brewery have been a great treat and always something … Read More

Offshore Ale – Abel’s Hill India Dark Ale

August 3, 2012 |

Abel’s Hill India Dark Ale – Offshore Ale Company, Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard, MA

ABV: 6.3%

IBU: 55

Following my visit to Martha’s Vineyard and Offshore Ale Company, I brought back a bomber of Offshore’s Abel Hill’s India Dark Ale. … Read More

Hoppy IPA Day

August 2, 2012 |

Hoppy International IPA Day!  We, here at PorchDrinking, love us some myrcene & lupulin, so we would like to list some IPAs for every level of drinking. IPAs have become one of my … Read More

Russian River – Row 2, Hill 56 – The Story of Simcoe

August 2, 2012 |

Row 2, Hill 56 – Russian River Brewery, Santa Rosa, CA

ABV: 5.8%

IBU: 40

Russian River is my definitive brewery. We all have one. Do you love everything New Belgium puts out, to the point that, without hesitation, … Read More

GABF Tickets on Sale TODAY!

August 2, 2012 |

Just a reminder that GABF general public tickets go on sale TODAY at 10 a.m. MDT, noon on the east coast. Be sure to buy your tickets ASAP as they will sell out quickly. PorchDrinking will be teaming up … Read More

Two One Minute Beer Reviews

August 2, 2012 |

Mexican Chocolate Stout – Copper Kettle Brewing Company, Denver, CO

ABV: 7%

IBU: 50

I had been told numerous times over the past year that getting to Copper Kettle was a must. Yesterday Cat, our social media coordinator, and a … Read More

Colorado Cider Co. – Grasshop-ah

August 1, 2012 |

Grasshop-ah – Colorado Cider Co., Denver, CO ABV: 6.95%

I’m not particularly a fan of ciders. Cider House Rules is pretty decent, and I guess apple cider come wintertime is pretty fantastic. But, when it comes to drinking, I always … Read More

The Drought Draught Ultimate 6er

August 1, 2012 |

No, Eddard Stark, winter is NOT coming! It’s 100 some odd degrees outside, humid and my damn power just went out. What am I going to do now? Should I keep my fridge closed so the dairy and meat … Read More

Funkwerks Fruition – It taste like Fruit(ion)?

August 1, 2012 |

 

 

Fruition, Funkwerks Brewery, Denver, CO ABV: 6%

Background: Funkwerks opened it doors in 2010 and since then they have been making killer saisons. This has been one of my favorite breweries that has popped up in the … Read More

Oskar Blues | Deviant Dale’s IPA

July 31, 2012 |

ABV: 8% | IBU: 85

I’m a firm believer that a beer is best enjoyed after a bike ride, and while I don’t want to speak for anyone else, I’m pretty sure the folks at Oskar Blues feel the same … Read More